Category Archives: Cycling

The American Late-Bloomer Helping to Win the Tour de France – WSJ

Anyone who has heard anything about Primoz Roglic, the current leader of the Tour de France, knows about his former career leaping off snowy mountains. His life in winter sports comes up so often that the words “former ski jumper” might as well be attached to his name on the road to Paris.

Less discussed is the unusual background of Sepp Kuss, the Tour de France teammate helping Roglic get there. Yet his back story is almost as exotic as the guy who gave up ski jumping for cycling. Kuss’s rare history is that he’s American.
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Lamborghini launches limited-run $18,000 Cervélo R5 Lamborghini bike

Haven’t you heard? There’s a bicycle shortage in the United States as people’s discomfort with taking public transportation is met with their need to exercise. But as always, with impeccable timing, Lamborghini is here with a solution — a limited-edition street bike. Yours for merely the price of a cheap new car. 

Lamborghini teamed up with Canadian-Dutch bicycle company Cervélo Cycles to create the “ultra-limited edition” (their words) Cervélo R5 Automobili Lamborghini Edition. It wears a livery that you’ll recognize from the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and has only Italian-made components as accessories. 

Only 63 examples of the bike will be made. It’s available now and carries a price tag of $18,000 — or about $3,000 more than a new Mitsubishi Mirage.

Read on to see more of the Cervélo R5 Automobili Lamborghini Edition.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/lamborghini-launches-cervlo-r5-bike-limited-cycling-price-cost-2020-9

Tour de France Strategy Upended for a Race That May Not Finish

It was always going to be a weird Tour de France, even more so if you’re trying to crunch data on who’ll win the race — and when.

The race’s coronavirus-related rules mean that the prospect of a team, or indeed the whole peloton, cycling into Paris on Sept. 20 is anything but guaranteed. Adding to the potential for confusion this weekend, riders are headed to the Pyrenees, traditionally a venue where campaigns can be won or lost.

For Peter Gray, senior vice president of sport at NTT Ltd., it’s a recipe for chaos. While he’d normally be on site in France for the Super Bowl of cycling, this year he’s at home in Melbourne, sifting through reams of incoming info. He’s one of several NTT data mavens across the globe producing key insights for the teams, television broadcasts and an augmented reality experience for the millions of fans who’d usually be lining the course’s 3,470 kilometers (2,156 miles.)

After a two-month delay, the race took off from Nice last weekend in a “Grand Depart” marked by crashes forcing about 20% of the peloton to change bikes at some point. Rainstorms played their part, but some of it reflected an unexpected change in team strategy

If two riders or staff on a team show symptoms or test positive for Covid-19, the whole team has to pull out. That means many riders anticipate each day’s racing could be their last. Tony Martin, road captain of the Jumbo-Visma team, went so far as to liken it to a sword of Damocles.

Organizers could in theory scrap the race and announce the winner at any time in the next 17 days. Gone is the strategy of sacrificing stage wins for consistently strong finishes in order to keep legs fresh.

The race is “more unpredictable and in many ways chaotic compared to previous years,” Gray said.

— Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-09-03/tour-de-france-strategy-upended-for-a-race-that-may-not-finish

Tour de France 2020 Stage 6 – As it happened – Tour de France 2020 – Cycling – Eurosport

Tour de France 2020 Stage 6 – As it happened – Tour de France 2020 – Cycling – Eurosport

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) came through Great Britain’s 101st day in yellow to retain his three-second lead over Primoz Roglic with fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar a further four seconds back in third.

Here’s what Lutsenko had to say: “It’s probably the most important victory in my life – the Tour is the bigegst race of the year, so it makes me really happy. I’ve been working hard for this win and it’s a stage that we targeted. This morning, we spoke on the bus about our plan today. I knew that I was able to get into the breakaway because I was 45 minutes down in the standings but there was still a lot of work to do. I set my own pace up the penultimate climb and I managed to ensure I was in the right place and held on for the win.”

— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.eurosport.com/cycling/tour-de-france/2020/tour-de-france-2020-live_sto7843855/story-amp.shtml

Caleb Ewan wins Tour de France stage 3; leaders prep for summit finish

Caleb Ewan wins Tour de France stage 3; leaders prep for summit finish

Ewan earned his fourth career Tour stage victory, surging past several sprinters to edge Ireland’s Sam Bennett after five hours on the saddle. Peter Sagan finished fifth and took over the green jersey, leading the sprinter standings.

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe remains in the yellow jersey. The top contenders to wear yellow in Paris in three weeks all finished with the same time, too.

— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/olympics.nbcsports.com/2020/08/31/caleb-ewan-tour-de-france-stage-3/amp/

Tour de France: Alexander Kristoff wins crash-marred stage 1 | Cyclingnews

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) took stage 1 and the first yellow jersey on stage 1 of the 2020 Tour de France.

The Norwegian won ahead of Mads Pedersen (Trek Segaredo) and Cees Bol (Sunweb) after a chaotic stage that was overshadowed by a run of crashes and bad weather. At one point the stage was neutralized by the riders, such was the high volume of falls on the slick roads around Nice.
— Read on www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-de-france-2020/stage-1/results/

This Futuristic One-Wheeled Exercise Bike Redefines Home Fitness Equipment – Tech That Matters

This is the Ciclotte Bike, an ergonomic, innovative exercise bike that is known for its luxurious contemporary design that elegantly […]
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